Multi-band compression

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Halifaxsoundguy, May 23, 2007.

  1. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

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    Is there a rackmount multiband compressor that one could possibly afford? Or can you only find this effect in plug-in format? Is there a way to group some basic plugins together to create multi-band compression? I somehow think this question belongs on a different forum.
     
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there are outboard multiband compressors. Since these are advanced audio tools, they tend to cost what professional advanced audio tools cost. So the answer is NO. If want cheap, you usually end up with crap. You can cheaper than new by shopping used. If you want specific advice on software plugs of any kind, post over in the Studio or Digital Recording forums, as this forum is non software related.
     
  3. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

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    Is there a way to chain some basic plugins to create multi-band compression?
     
  4. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

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    Yes, no, maybe.

    Tell us more about what you have.
     
  5. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

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    A multiband compressor is basicly more than one compressor with a crossover. If that is something that you can create using plugs, then you would be on the right track. You should know however, that while the concept is basic, proper design and implementation so that you don't create unwanted artifacts and are able to achieve desired results is far more complicated.
     
  6. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

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    I have protools le so My plugins are:
    (cut & paste from digi, I took out some of the audiosuite plugins )

    JOEMEEK VC5T Meequalizer®
    Cosmonaut Voice
    Digidesign® Maxim

    Bomb Factory BF76 Compressor
    BF Essential Clip Remover
    BF Essential Correlation Meter
    BF Essential Meter Bridge
    BF Essential Noise Meter
    BF Essential Tuner
    Funk Logic Mastererizer

    1-Band EQ
    4-Band EQ
    Chorus
    Click
    Compressor
    D-Verb™
    DC Offset Removal
    DeEsser
    Delay
    DigiReWire
    Dither
    Duplicate
    Dynamics II
    Dynamics III
    EQ II
    EQ III
    Expander-Gate
    Extra-Long Delay
    Flanger
    Gate
    Limiter
    Long Delay
    Medium Delay
    Mod Delay II
    Multi-Tap Delay
    Ping-Pong Delay
    Pitch Shift
    POWr Dither
    Signal Generator
    Short Delay
    Slap Delay
    Time Comp-Exp-Pitch Shift
    Trim


    thats all.
     

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